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Doppelganger -- A tale of supernatural suspense and psychological terror following events in the life of Holly Gooding (Drew Barrymore), who arrives in Los Angeles hoping to escape the nightmare her life has become.


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Release Date:
23 October 1993 (South Korea) See more »
What if your deepest, darkest desire came to life? See more »
A woman moves from NYC to LA after a murder, in which she is implicated. She is followed by what is apparently her evil alter- ego... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Drew Barrymore ... Holly Gooding

George Newbern ... Patrick Highsmith

Dennis Christopher ... Doctor Heller

Leslie Hope ... Elizabeth

Sally Kellerman ... Sister Jan

George Maharis ... Mike Wallace

Peter Dobson ... Rob

Carl Bressler ... Larry Spaulding

Dan Shor ... Stanley White

Jaid Barrymore ... Mrs. Gooding

Stanley DeSantis ... Richard Wolf

Sean Whalen ... Gas Man
Thomas Bosack ... Holly's Father
Sarina C. Grant ... Detective Pouget (as Sarina Grant)
John Cardone ... Handcuffed Man
Irene Olga López ... Night Nurse

Scott Lawrence ... Male Nurse

Danny Trejo ... Hard Hat

Karen Leigh Hopkins ... Psychiatrist #1

Luana Anders ... Ginger

Steven J. Oliver ... Man in Van

Kathy Grable ... Waitress
Don Perry ... Priest
Lee Magnuson ... Homeless Man
Mike Watters ... Officer Mike Watters
Mike Webb ... Officer Webb
Sandra Lee Williams ... Nurse Jenkins
Edward D. Murphy ... Doorman (as Edward Murphy)
Ksenia Prohaska ... Additional voices (voice)
Pamela Anderson ... Additional voices (voice)
Charles Bazaldua ... Additional voices (voice)

Greg Finley ... Additional voices (voice)
Lillian Garrett ... Additional voices (voice)

Javier Grajeda ... Additional voices (voice)

Tina Lifford ... Additional voices (voice)
Paige Pollack ... Additional voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Hickman ... Psychiatrist #2

Nicole Hansen ... Crazy Woman in Cafe Victor (uncredited)

Greg Lutz ... EMT #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Avi Nesher 
Writing credits
Avi Nesher (writer)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
William Christopher Gorog .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek 
Cinematography by
Sven Kirsten 
Film Editing by
Tatiana S. Riegel 
Production Design by
Ivo Cristante 
Art Direction by
Ken Larson 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Monti  (as Lisa Maria Monti)
Costume Design by
Kimberly A. Tillman  (as Kimberly Tillman)
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Lori Jean Swanson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Almond .... executive in charge of production
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... unit production manager (as Bruce Gillies)
Guy J. Louthan .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francis J. Conway .... first assistant director: second unit (as Francis Conway)
Francis J. Conway .... second assistant director (as Francis Conway)
Artist W. Robinson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Curtis Laseter .... construction foreman
Iris Hazel Raluga .... creative designer
Sound Department
Matt Colleran .... sound recordist
Joel Fein .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound editor
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... sound re-recording mixer (as B. Tennyson Sebastian Jr.)
Brian Slack .... ultra stereo consultant
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Summer .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jason Bakutis .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Sandi Berger .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
John Bisson .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Hank Carlson .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Michael Deak .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Iris Harel .... creature designer
Rob Hinderstein .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Susan Mallon .... effects coordinator: K.N.B. EFX Group
Vincent Montefusco .... mechanical effects
Ron Pipes .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Ron Pipes II)
Brian Rae .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Timothy Ralston .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Tim Ralston)
Chris Robbins .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Christopher Robbins)
David Smith .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Mark Tavares .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Beecher Tomlinson .... special effects
Melanie Tooker .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wayne Toth .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Visual Effects by
David Stump .... effects director of photography
Steve Wright .... digital effects supervisor: Sidley Wright & Assoc.
Diane Wright .... digital visual effects coordinator: Sidley Wright & Associates (uncredited)
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Tom Bergman .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Nick Brett .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Vance Burberry .... photography: second unit
Edward A. Gutentag .... steadicam assistant
Roger Meilink .... best boy electric
Kurt E. Soderling .... assistant camera
Jeff Venditti .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Peppard .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jim Suhy .... first assistant film editor
Music Department
Krzesimir Debski .... conductor
Krzesimir Debski .... orchestrator
Avi Nesher .... music producer
Tatiana S. Riegel .... music editor (as T. S. Riegel)
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Other crew
Noam Dromi .... production assistant
Steve Martin .... animal provider
Yael Russcol .... location manager
Danny McBride .... body double (uncredited)
Sara Hickman .... special thanks
Kelly Koskella .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Doppelganger: The Evil Within" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated R for strong violence, and for sexuality and language
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Shot in thirty days.See more »
Miscellaneous: Holly is wearing a white dress when her transformation begins. She splits into two naked creatures. After the creatures "reassemble," the reconstituted Holly is magically wearing her white dress again.See more »
Holly Gooding:We didn't do *anything*, you and I - don't confuse me with *her*!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)See more »
Waste WasteSee more »


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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Drew Barrymore at the lowest point in her career..., 2 March 2006

Drew Barrymore is an actress that has gone through bad periods, not only in her career, but in her personal life too. After being a prodigy child actress she descended into obscurity with mediocre films of low quality. While she has recovered from that dark past, this movie stays as a reminder of Drew Barrymore's worst days.

The movie starts with an interesting premise, very reminiscent to Brian De Palma's "Raising Cain"; with a plot dealing with multiple personality disorder that sets the story for a horror/thriller. Barrymore stars as Holly Gooding, a young woman who is trying to make a new life in California after a traumatic event of her past in which apparently her other personality killed her mother.

Suddenly, her past returns to haunt her as her evil personality is back in her life willing to ruin her new found peace and her new found love. In the middle of the chaos his new boyfriend, Patrick Highsmith (George Newbern), will try to help Holly to face the demons of her past.

Unlike De Palma's underrated thriller, "Doppelganger" is for the most part a mediocre film that not only never fulfills it's purpose, it also concludes in one of the worst endings of movie history. While Barrymore is definitely not at her best, she manages to keep her dignity with an above average performance. The rest of the cast however range from mediocre to painfully bad over-the-top performances, although Leslie Hope manages to be among the best of them.

The script is full of clichés and De Palma's influence is quite obvious. While the movie tries to be original by making literary references in almost every line, the dialogs are dull and the wooden acting certainly doesn't do any good. It has a fair share of nudity and for strange reasons, and excessive use of special effects.

The make-up effects are done by the outstanding KNB and are really among the few good things in the movie. However, the bizarre over-use of the effects in the totally out of context ending decreases the impact of KNB's work and makes cheesy what in a different movie would be amazing.

The fact that this is a B-Movie is no excuse for it's low quality, as with a better and more coherent script this could had been an interesting movie. Sadly, all we have here is a mediocre film that gets worse every second. Worthy for Barrymore's beauty. 3/10

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